DART-FLOWERS-MCCARTHY-BROSNAHAN-COULSON, SCOTT AND SILVA.
HEALTH CARE WORKER PROT ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Health Care Worker Needle Stick Injury Protection
Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall, within 6
months, adopt a bloodborne pathogen standard governing occupational
exposure of public employees to infectious materials. Provides that
these standards must meet or exceed the federal standards. Provides
that the standards must include a requirement that needleless systems
be implemented in facilities employing public employees and a system
to log certain exposure incidents. Provides that the Department of
Public Health shall create a list of possible needleless systems.
Amends the State Finance Act to create the Health Care Worker Injury
Protection Fund which shall be used for research into needleless
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Public Health)
The annual cost for a Public Service Administrator position is
estimated at approximately $65,000, including personal ser-
vices, equipment, telecommunications, etc.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Excludes the requirement that a needleless system and sharps with
engineered sharps injury protection be implemented where the product
is not available and provides that such system does not apply to
pre-filled syringes or medications approved by the federal Food and
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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